solo practice

Spending Wisely vs. Being Cheap

It is easy to decide that the only way your firm will be profitable is for you to scrimp and save every penny. However, sometimes you have to spend money (wisely) to make money.

The Motion to Compel: Think Tactically & Keep it Simple

Knowing how to effectively bring and defend a motion to compel is critical to your litigation practice. Think tactically and keep it simple!

The Decline and Renewal of the “General Practice” Lawyer

For many years, the idea of a general practitioner and a solo or small-firm lawyer were synonymous, but that is all changing.

Podcast #89: Starting a Solo Practice, with Mac Power Users Podcaster Katie Floyd

Choosing a Remote Freelancer to Assist Your Solo Practice

Choosing a remote professional to help with your everyday tasks can free you up for more important work. Here are some pointers to make sure that process goes smoothly.

Should You Go Solo or Form a Partnership?

There are a lot of considerations that go into whether you should be a solo attorney or form a partnership with another lawyer. Here are some key things to keep in mind.

Podcast #78: Going Solo When You’re the Sole Breadwinner, with Randall Ryder

The Flaws of the “Recruit Your Successor” Exit Strategy

The “recruit your successor” retirement exit strategy is flawed. To obtain maximum value, transition your practice to more experienced lawyers.

Be Cautious With Outsourcing or Expanding Your Practice

Many solo attorneys are too quick to add staff or another attorney. Before making that type of investment, make sure you can handle the short-term impact on your practice and pocketbook.

Three Ways to Improve Client Intake

A successful law practice starts and ends with successful client intake. Here are three ways you can improve your client intake and improve your practice.

How To Determine If Your Law Practice Is Worth Anything

Is your law practice worth anything? Only practice areas with certain features are likely to yield future revenue when sold. These are the practices that lawyers should consider selling and other lawyers should consider buying.

Too Busy? When to Hire Help

When faced with a “feast” of too much work, don’t panic or rush into making a full-time hire. Take some time. Determine what you need, how often you need it, and which option of meeting that need will be most profitable.

Three Myths about Solo Attorneys (Part 3 of 3)

There are enough solo attorneys practicing law that you'd think other attorneys would understand their practices. Apparently, that's not the case. Here are three more common misconceptions about solo attorneys. It's go time.

What Does Suspension Really Mean?

What does it actually mean when an attorney is suspended from the practice of law? What must he do? What must he not do? What may he do?